Fighting took place in the Ain Zara region between units of the Presidential Council’s security force and the Special Deterrence Force.
Fighting broke out between rival groups shortly after Fathi Bashagha – appointed as prime minister by the rival government – entered the capital Tripoli.
Here is a look at where the Libyan conflict is heading after some critical developments in the past few months.
War weary Libyans look on as tensions in the country continue to simmer and with the world's attention now firmly on Ukraine.
Convoys of militiamen loyal to Tobruk-parliament PM nominee Fathi Bashagha converge outside east of capital, feeding fears they would try to make violent entry into Tripoli, seat of UN-backed PM Abdulhamid Dbeibah.
Libya’s political deadlock and recent crises have been neglected by the world following what is happening in Ukraine. This is what is currently taking place in the war torn nation.
Without elections, is Libya headed towards a de facto partition?
After elections were postponed, parallel governments emerge and an international body is accused of partisanship.
The new government in the country's east will be headed by Fathi Bashagha while Abdulhamid Dbeibah heads the unity government in Tripoli.
Stephanie Williams meets UN-recognised PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and Fathi Bashagha, named by eastern-based rival parliament to head a new government, as political chaos reigns in the North African country.
This is how key actors in Libya are positioning themselves amid fears of further political fragmentation, partition and a new war.
UN will continue to support the unity government chief Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric says, after an alternative prime minister was named in a controversial vote by east-based parliament.
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